YouTube starts asking members to use their real names

Now, if you try to comment on the video on Youtube, YouTube will ask you if you want to remove your user name and start using your real.

The most popular Online video service in the world have begun to move become more uniform with other Google services, especially Google +, encourage you using your real name.

If you do not want to switch to your real name, YouTube will ask you to explain a little when you try to tell it. First, you must click the button that says “I do not want to use my full name.” Then, you have to tell you the reason for the service do not cover, which can be your channel for the brand, an organization or you can say “I’m not sure, I will decide later.”

If you choose to stick with your username but later change your mind, you can head to your settings under your account name at the top right corner. Once there, click “Advanced” link located under your email address, and then click “Start using my full name on YouTube.”

YouTube does not state whether or not it is possible to turn back or edit your user name if you decide to use your full name. Video services also did not indicate whether or not new users will be forced to use their full name or be allowed to use a nickname if they wish.

The spokesperson said YouTube will let people change their username back if they decide to start using their full name. He also said that new users can still set their YouTube name, but they want to. Come only to users who have Google + profile.]

If you do make the switch, YouTube allows you to review your content and choose where it is that you still want to have associated with your account when you start using your full name.

Korea become world’s first country pass 100% penetration access high speed Internet

South Korea’s Internet is known for being one of the fastest in the world, and the country has reached another great compliment after it become the world’s first to see high-speed Internet technologies pass 100 percent domestic penetration.

According to newly released data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), reported by the Korean Herald, the rate of high-speed Internet access versus population in Korea reached 100.6 percent at the end of 2011, up from 89.8 percent a year previous.

That doesn’t mean that Korea has more Internet users than people (that’s impossible!), the OECD measures the use of a number of technologies to generate the score. Those included in the ‘high-speed Internet’ bracket are third- and fourth-generation mobile networks, broadband (and beyond) Internet services and WiFi.

As well as being the first to pass 100 percent, the Korean figure is nearly twice as high as the 54.3 percent average for the OECD, which includes the Germany, the UK and the US among its 34 members. The Asian country is marginally ahead of Sweden (98 percent), Finland (87.8 percent) and Japan (82.4 percent) at the top end of the rankings.

Mobile is a key part of the metric and Korea notably saw its smartphone ownership rate pass 50 percent, meaning that they are owned by close to 27 million people in the country. LTE is also booming, providing a quality platform for mobile Internet services there.

Korea’s lightening fast networks have seen apps grow to become standard among smartphone-wielding consumers. For example, messaging app KakaoTalk has an impressive 90 percent install-rate on smartphones there.


UK judge rules Apple must publicly admit Samsung did not copy iPad design

Bloomberg reports that UK Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to post notice on the Apple UK website stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design. This comes on the heels of the ruling from the British High Court stating that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7.7 and 8.9 are sufficiently different from Apple’s design, and that all of them are strongly based on prior art. Apple must leave notice on their UK website for six months informing consumers of the ruling.

Apple’s counsel of course pushed back against the ruling, citing that in essence they would be forced to advertise for their competition, telling the court “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.” Of course, no company wants to spend millions to defend their products from invalid lawsuits, either.

The judge who issued the punishment is also the same person responsible for saying that the Galaxy Tab roster was “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet offering, so there is a slim-to-none chance of consumer confusion when distinguishing the two devices.


Windows 8 will be available on October 26th

Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. Save the date now.


Yahoo appoints Marissa Mayer as new CEO

Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive. The most recent chief exec, Scott Thompson left the company in May after activist shareholders revealed that he had exaggerated his academic credentials.

Ms Mayer, 37, will become the firm’s third CEO in the space of a year.The appointment of Ms. Mayer, a leading consumer internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue for one of the world’s largest consumer internet brands, whose leading properties include Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Search.

Mayer has something most of her predecessors have lacked—she’s a trained engineer, with a masters degree in computer science from Stanford. Ross Levinsohn, the interim CEO and apparent frontrunner for the job, was a media guy who hailed from News Corp.

She quit Google yesterday and starts her new job today. Mayer was Google’s first woman engineer. The observers and Wall Street today shocked when Yahoo named Marissa Mayer, longtime Google executive as their new CEO.

The beleaguered company has had four official CEOs over the past five years, and their names—Terry Semel, Jerry Yang, Carol Bartz, and Scott Thompson. She just 37 years old.